Hyderabad: The Forest department on Wednesday arrested four persons for attempting to sell a red sand boa snake.
The arrested have been identified S Rohit, Venkataramana, Sridhar and Anjaneya Prasad. A car and a motorcycle and four mobile phones were seized from the possession of the arrested persons, who were later produced before the Judicial first class magistrate at Medchal after which they were remanded to 14 days judicial custody.
Based on credible information that a person was involved in illegal trade of sand boa snake, the vigilance wing of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest office took cognizance and started investigation. The Vigilance District Forest Officer D Sudhakar Reddy initiated communication with the person identified as Rohith.
Reddy carried out a decoy operation, introducing himself as a prospective buyer of the snake and nabbed the quartet at Keesara.
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